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Religious freedom report: Worldwide upheaval encouraging ‘systematic’ intolerance

Purple indicates high religious persecution and red, medium religious persecution in a 2014 report on religious freedom.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The latest report by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says religious freedom across the world deteriorated in 2015. According to the report released on May 2, the global refugee […]

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Lawmakers: Pakistan could use F-16s against India, not terrorists

The Obama administration is looking to sell eight F-16s to Pakistan.  /U.S. Air Force

Special to WorldTribune.com Several members of Congress are questioning the “judgment and timing” of the Obama administration’s sale of F-16s to Pakistan, saying the Pakistanis could use the jets to attack India rather than the intended purpose of combating terrorism. […]

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Spike in worldwide executions credited to Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia

In 2015, executions in Iran increased to an average of 2 per day. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Amnesty International says the number of confirmed executions across the world surged to its highest level in more than two decades in 2015, fueled by the rising use of capital punishment […]

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Unreported: The Pakistan time-bomb and a potential solution

Pakistani women try to comfort a mother who lost her son in the Easter Sunday attack in Lahore. / K.M. Chaudary / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Although the Obama Administration may well not recognize it, Pakistan is turning into the number one problem in fighting worldwide Islamic terrorism. The massacre of 79, many of them children, by an Islamic […]

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Easter Sunday blast at Pakistan park kills 65, mostly women and children

Men mourn the death of their relatives after a blast outside a public park in Lahore, Pakistan on March 27.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com A terrorist targeted mostly women and children when he blew himself up at a busy public park in Lahore, Pakistan on Easter Sunday. At least 65 people, the majority women and children, were killed and more than […]

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Out of Pakistan: Former President Musharraf leaves three years after he returned in bid to regain power

Ex-president Pervez Musharraf’s lawyer said he would return after having surgery on his back.

Special to WorldTribune.com Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s former president who is facing a litany of charges including high-treason, left the country on March 18 three years after returning from exile and vowing to regain power. Musharraf, who took power in a […]

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Pakistan reaffirms support for Saudi over Iran

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman shakes hands with Pakistan Army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif.  /SPA

Special to WorldTribune.com Nuclear state Pakistan has reaffirmed its support for Saudi Arabia, saying any threat to Riyadh will be met with a response from Islamabad. In a Jan. 10 statement, Pakistani army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif pledged Pakistan’s support […]

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Putin pivots to Pakistan in another blow to U.S. strategic interests


Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Russian President Vladimir Putin, once derided by Barack Obama as presiding over a “regional power,” is demonstrating Russia’s global reach not only in Syria and Ukraine but with new economic and political […]

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Senators demand immigration histories of Calif. shooters, other terrorists

Sens. Jeff Sessions, right, and Ted Cruz.  /Alex Wong/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com Sens. Jeff Sessions and Ted Cruz have demanded the Obama administration release the immigration histories of the terrorists who killed 14 in San Bernardino, California on Dec. 2. “A response is not only long overdue, but urgent […]

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Sheriff Joe deputizes armed Americans for war on terror: ‘I’m concerned about what’s going on’

Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Special to WorldTribune.com Sheriff Joe Arpaio is calling on Arizona’s 250,000 concealed weapons permit holders to fight terrorism in the homeland. On Dec. 1, one day before 14 died in a San Bernadino, California massacre involving 28-year-old Syed Farook, the […]

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